John Malpede, Artistic Director.
Malpede is a director, actor, and writer who has collaborated with dancers, poets, videographers, painters and architects, and has taught at UCLA Dept. Dance / World Arts and Cultures; NYU Tisch School of the Arts , Dept. Undergraduate Drama; and The Amsterdam School for Advanced Research in Theater and Dance (DasArts)-MFA Director's Program ;and California College of Arts and Crafts, MFA Visual Arts program. His individual artist fellowships include grants from New York State Council on the Arts, NEA, and California Arts Council. In 1985, he founded and continues to direct, the Los Angeles Poverty Department, a community theater for people living in Los Angeles ' inner city. He has received Dance Theater Workshop's (NYC) Bessie Creation Award; San Francisco Art Institute's Adeline Kent Award; and a Theater LA Ovation Award, as well as numerous government and foundation project grants. He has recently been featured in five video works by Bill Viola and as Antonin Artaud in Peter Sellars- Vienna Festival production of Artaud / Jordan . He has been working with Appalshop for three years in the research, development and production of RFK in EKY.
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